Upgrade Factory

No two plants are the same. The requirements for modernization on the part of the operator are correspondingly different, such as the maintenance concept or the planned plant operating time. A modernized process control system is ultimately the prerequisite for individual, flexible lifecycle service contracts, optimally tailored to the requirements of the plant's lifecycle.

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Market requirements and customer needs

Typically, DCS customers expect a holistic and customized upgrade approach that takes into account both the different system configuration requirements and the economic specifications, such as

  • Use of current and future DCS innovations
  • Reduction of maintenance costs
  • Ensuring serviceability
  • Long-term investment protection
  • Use of current IT security standards

Why Siemens - Our value proposition

We are automation experts and have experience in carrying out DCS upgrades with the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies and end-to-end services from a single source.


We drive digitalisation by implementing digital services during the upgrade to optimize the operational phase of the DCS system.


We understand industrial security and design the appropriate defence-in-depth approach during modernization.


We know how to integrate necessary third-party components into a DCS system.

Upgrade Factory offers DCS modernization à la carte

The "Upgrade Factory" service program comprises a compilation of different standard modernization services, which individually or in combination aim at a modernized state-of-the-art DCS system. The services cover a wide range of individual customer requirements - from the modernization of the DCS application and the use of modern infrastructure technologies to comprehensive industrial safety concepts.
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Legacy Systems

Current state of your DCS system


Application Upgrade
System Upgrade
Application Upgrade

Modernisation of the DCS libraries


System Upgrade

Preconfigured and preinstalled IT‑Infrastructure


Virtualisation in the industrial environment


Holistic modernisation of the DCS systems


Cyber­-Security in automation



Prefabricated, cloud‑based IT infrastructure


Unification of switchgear and process­automation in one control system


Proactive Remote‑Support


Integration of the third-party devices into our automation­systems


State of the Art System

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Your benefits

This is how you benefit from customized modernization


Successful practical examples

All over the world, companies from a wide range of industries rely on our comprehensive range of services for process automation.

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